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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

staff was very unhelpful, rooms were super tiny, could not open the door with out hitting the bed and could not get my luggage into the room. super outdated beds, coffee maker. oh yeah coffee is not something you would want to drink, AC did not work well enough to cool a small 300 SQFT room

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Antioch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a half marathon race in downtown Oakland we both were running the following day. There was no microwave in the room but the front desk was quick to make sure we had one! The room was clean. Perfect location downtown! Would definitely stay here again.

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Napa Valley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I booked this hotel for a girls night out as its close to Bart. Check-in was long, clerk was slow. We were supposed to have 2 beds as per our reservation we were told they have one room with 2 beds and it's already gone. Our room was tiny as you can tell from pictures. It was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for the bar exam and was absolutely delighted with it. The room was small but well-equipped, with an amazingly comfortable bed. It was very very quiet. Staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful, and the breakfast options were superb. It's very centrally located just a block from Broadway (and 12th Street BART station) with a... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are looking into LED lighting without going into big construction. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here to take the bar exam. I highly recommend it. Much cheaper than the Marriott and you have all that you need. My room came with a refrigerator and microwave (I suggest requesting it a few weeks in advance) and a relatively nice view of some trees (you're in downtown Oakland). Staff was really nice, and there was... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is well located for the Oakland convention center and it is in a safe location, however, I wouldn't recommend it. The room is literally the smallest hotel room I have been in any hotel in the world. The bed is a double, not a queen, and it was really uncomfortable. My back was aching after three nights there.... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for responding to our survey. The hotel was built 1904 to accommodate the San Francisco fire people who lost there homes it is a historical building so there is little that could be done about the size of the room because of the layout. I would like to know more specific concerns you have about our breakfast. Regarding... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The property looked well kept. I had a nice room with a very comfortable bed. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly, efficient and accommodating. Pulle, the main desk clerk gave me a nice upgrade to a larger room and king bed. The breakfast was quite substantial, though it needed replenishment @ 8:00 am. The location was downtown Oakland and... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback, and hope you will stay with us when you are in town. More 

Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is the story of a hotel that is trying hard! And it shows. By that, I mean it is located in a seedy neighborhood where the car gets parked in a cage the front door is locked and homeless people roam (and sometimes yell out aggressively). BUT just a few blocks away are very charming places and it's just... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Clarion has endured some rugged reviews in the past, no doubt once deserved. But a close reading of others' comments did not deter us. As an affordable alternative to SF's outrageous room rates, the recently renovated and upgraded Clarion is a Bay Area keeper. From modern bathroom fixtures to neatly applied caulking, Clarion is clearly putting on a fresh face.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Location of the hotel is near the BART, however, the surroundings are not very safe. There are many homeless people on the streets and people talking to themselves. The room was quite small compared to its huge bathroom. The breakfast menu was great!

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. Being in a medium to big city in the united states unfortunately homeless is a norm and the cities are overwhelmed on how to address the issue. Most of the homeless are mentally unstable. As business owners there is nothing we can do to change the situation. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $142 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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